Global Warming

This page is for those interested in discussing global warming and measures which can be taken to ameliorate its effects.

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Platform for Survival items

7. All states shall swiftly adopt maximally stringent efficiency standards for cars, trucks, ships, and aircraft.
8. The International Code Council3 shall adopt stringent performance-based building codes.
9. All states shall adopt norms and procedures for the production, recovery, and recycling of materials.
10. All states shall accelerate R&D of HVDC4 electric grids, energy storage, and Demand System Management.
11. All states shall incorporate environmental considerations in developing national dietary food guides.
12. All states shall negotiate to preserve and protect forests and enhance carbon sinks.


  1. Save Canada’s Boreal Forests
    Protect our Great Lakes
    A Warmer World needs More Habitat Protection
    “We need a big, bold plan.
    “There is no doubt that when we add up the different environmental goals to halt biodiversity loss, stabilize runaway climate change and to ensure other critical ecosystems services such as pollination and clean water are maintained, we will need far more than 50% of the Earth’s natural systems to remain intact.”
    James Watson, Wildlife Conservation Society, Australia

  2. Submitted by David Harries

    Global warming: What might be called for

    #7. Trains will (need to) be included.[1]
    #8.’Stringent’ codes will include variability-criteria to account for differences in buildings’ locations and the climate/weather there.
    #9. Progress will depend on the establishment of an effective global recycling chain.[2]
    #10. A new form of public-private-nfp-ngo collaboration will minimize counter-productive ‘competition’.
    #11. A new protocol/structure will harmonize responses to the demands of (global) environment factors and (states’ culture-variable) food guides.
    #12. A formal international negotiation protocol will address responsibility-sharing, monitoring and enforcement, and states’ capacity differences.

    [1] Almost every state has trains. The more advanced their technology, the greater the infrastructure costs and consequences. Legacy systems are much more polluting.
    [2] The recent decision by China to halt annual intake of 110 million tons of low value recycling material highlights the international nature of ‘recycling’.

  3. Submitted by Peter Hajnal:

    Should the “Global warming” heading include special challenges (rising sea levels, Arctic and Antarctic melting, etc.) ?

    #7: I suggest including the qualifier “environmental” before ” efficiency standards

    #12: what about other mitigation measures (carbon tax, cap-and-trade, etc.)?

  4. Another item might be:
    All states shall adopt food production and agricultural practices that minimize GHG emissions.

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